Biography of Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

Portrait of composer Kenneth Leighton
Picture published with kind permission of Jo Leighton
02.10.1929
Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire
Choriste at Wakefield Cathedral
Still in school LRAM Piano Performers Diploma
1951
Graduation in classics and music at Oxford University and further studies in Rome with Petrassi
Mendelssohn-Scholarship and continued studies in Rome with Petrassi
1970
Reid Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh until his death
24.08.1988
Dies in Edinburgh

CDs with/from Kenneth Leighton

Paul Rhodes, Kenneth Smith
The Reed of Pan (1993)
British Flute Music - Volume three
  1. Granville Bantock: Pagan Poem (05:14:00)
  2. William Mathias: Sonatina:
  3. I. Allegro (02:04:00)
  4. II. Andante cantabile (03:54:00)
  5. III. Allegro vivace (01:38:00)
  6. Eugene Goossens: The Breath of Ney (02:59:00)
  7. Kenneth Leighton: Serenade in C:
  8. I. Romanza (04:26:00)
  9. II. Scherzo (02:50:00)
  10. III. Pastorale (05:01:00)
  11. Howard Blake: Elegy (06:54:00)
  12. Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles:
  13. Prelude (03:35:00)
  14. Romanza (04:31:00)
  15. Carol (02:00:00)
  16. Forlana (02:42:00)
  17. Fughetta (02:10:00)
  18. Cyril Scott: Lotus Land (06:02:00)
  19. William Lloyd Webber: Mulberry Cottage (02:07:00)
  20. Edwin York Bowen: Sonata Op. 120:
  21. I. Allegro non troppo (08:43:00)
  22. II. Andante piacevole (04:35:00)
  23. III. Allegro con fuoco (04:36:00)
Auch diese Werke sind bei uns wenig bekannt. Es lohnt sich, mal über den Ärmelkanal zu lauschen. Wirklich schöne Musik.
Last edit 05.09.2010